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Sri Lankans welcome the New Year

Jan 1, 2011 6:44:12 AM - itnnews.lk

The Sri Lankans have welcomed the dawn of the New Year with thousands of new hopes and aspirations.

2011 dawned in Sri Lanka bringing new hopes to all people. The people had gathered at several locations including Galle Face Green to usher in the New Year with celebration. Despite differences of community the Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim people lit crackers to mark the occasion.

A special programme was organized to create goodwill on the 4th anniversary of the Public Administration Ministry. The staff of the Ministry had organized the progaramme.

A programme was organized at the Peoples’ Bank Branch in Battaramulla to greet the customers and all Sri Lankans. Bank Manager Saroja Samaranayake was among those who participated in the occasion.